Board accepts $300,000 from The Heinz Endowments to support Summer Dreamers Academy
PITTSBURGH, December 17, 2014– One day after a new
RAND Corporation study showed students
attending the voluntary, district-led Summer Dreamers Academy entered school in
the fall with stronger mathematics skills than their peers, the School Board
accepted a grant to fund the program.
This evening the Board voted to accept a $300,000 grant from The Heinz
Endowments to support staffing, materials and student activities for the 2015
Summer Dreamers Academy. The
grant comes on the heels of research showing Summer Dreamers Academy can
attract low-income students and help them in math. Pittsburgh Public Schools is one of five
urban districts participating in the study conducted by RAND Education.
(UrbanMediaToday) - A good holiday party is a blast, but deciding what to wear
can create more than a little anxiety. Whether you’re going to a restaurant or
someone’s home, the key is to reflect the cheer of the season with appropriate
festiveness and reasonable restraint. Here are some tips to help ladies and
gents pull together polished party looks that project great taste and
Bill Cosby - Guilty until proven guilty. Ask a black man
Nationwide -- People tend to view reality through the lens of their personal experience or biases, even when completely irrelevant to a particular issue or incident. Yet, sometimes one's personal experience and knowledge - with investigation - can bring relevant insight or contemplation to a given situation. I raise this inspired by increasingly disturbing developments in the Bill Cosby rape scandal.
Pitt announces coach search, athletic department leadership change National searches will be launched for both positions.
PITTSBURGH--Paul Chryst, who served the past three seasons as the University of Pittsburgh's head football coach, has accepted the same position at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin. A national search for Pitt's next head coach will commence and has already generated considerable expressions of interest.